This soap is the epitome of relaxation without sedation. Included in the essential oil blend are some oils well known and researched (personal testimony as well) that contribute to a total relaxed feeling. As in all of our soaps, we've included 30% shea butter (really a little more than that) and a hefty dose of our Mellow Me essential oil blend. The colors remind me of the ocean - which to me is how this soap makes me feel - like I'm sitting on the beach at sunset watching the light reflect on the waves as they roll on to the beach. This blend does contain some hormone balancing properties, so consider that when using. All of our soaps should be stored in a soap dish that has drainage holes to facilitate longer use. This is true of any natural, handmade, chemical free soaps. You should treat them as special because they are. Enjoy!